Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving All of Florida
Medical errors are far too common. They are among the leading causes of death in the United States (behind only heart disease and cancer), and they account for a shockingly large number of injuries and illnesses every year. From improper diagnoses to errors during surgery, medical malpractice can take many different forms, and it can lead to numerous types of potentially-serious medical complications.
The effects of medical malpractice can last a lifetime. From chronic pain and disabilities to emotional trauma, victims of medical malpractice can face a variety of physical and psychological effects – all with enormous financial consequences. Unfortunately, many people who have experienced medical negligence struggle to get by. But, even if you are able to cope with the financial and non-financial effects of your doctor’s or pharmacist’s mistake, you still deserve just compensation and Florida medical malpractice attorneys Jose Raposo and John Lukacs can help you assert your legal rights.
Knowledgeable and Aggressive Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Coral Gables, FL
Pursuing a successful claim for medical malpractice requires in-depth knowledge of the medical and legal principles involved. As a result, not all personal injury law firms are equipped to handle claims for compensation due to medical mistakes. Mr. Raposo and Mr. Lukacs have each handled numerous medical malpractice claims involving various forms of negligence, and we have the resources necessary to take on the major medical malpractice insurance companies at trial.
Will your case go to court? Probably not. Like other types of personal injury claims, medical malpractice claims usually result in insurance settlements well before trial. But, going to court is always a possibility and letting the insurance company know that you are prepared to take your case to court can be a powerful tool in settlement negotiations. With our record of success in settlement negotiations and at trial, the insurance companies know that we are aggressive advocates who will stop at nothing to win for our clients.
Birth Injuries Due to Medical Malpractice
Many of the medical malpractice cases we handle involve errors resulting in birth injuries. These are often tragic cases where a child’s life has been irreparably changed due to a mistake that could have – and should have – been avoided. Obstetrician-gynecologists’ mistakes can result in maternal injuries as well, as can mistakes made by anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers entrusted to care for mothers and babies during pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Our firm represents Florida families in cases involving all forms of birth injuries and obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) malpractice, including:
- Obstetrician Error/Mistake
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- C-Section Injuries
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- Infant Wrongful Death
- Shoulder Dystocia
Are You Suffering Due to a Medical or Pharmaceutical Mistake?
In addition to representing families in birth injury malpractice claims involving maternal and fetal injuries, our firm handles a broad range of other medical malpractice claims as well. Our practice includes fighting for maximum compensation on behalf of individuals who are suffering due to:
- Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer
- Podiatry Errors and Mistakes
- Ophthalmology Errors and Mistakes
- Spine Injuries
- Surgical Error and Mistakes
- Orthopedic Error and Mistakes
- Nerve Damage
- Infection Cases
- Limb Injury and Amputation
- Nursing Negligence
- Hospital Errors and Negligence
- Drug Reactions
- Pharmacy Errors
While pharmacy errors are alarmingly common, if you have experienced unanticipated side effects or other complications as a result of taking a prescription medication, it is also important to consider that you may have been provided a defective drug. In addition to representing clients in medical malpractice cases, attorneys Jose Raposo and John Lukacs have extensive experience in defective drug cases as well. They can help you seek just compensation regardless of the specific cause of your condition.
Florida Medical Malpractice FAQs
Q: Is there a statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Florida?
Yes. In most cases, Florida’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two years from the date of injury (or the date on which the injury should have been discovered with reasonable diligence). Florida also has a four-year “statute of repose,” which means that you have a maximum of four years to bring your claim regardless of the date of discovery.
However, there are a number of exceptions to these general rules, most notably for birth injuries. As a result, we encourage you to contact us regardless of how long it has been since you sought treatment.
Q: Can I recover financial compensation for losses besides medical expenses?
Yes. Under Florida law, if you or your child is a victim of medical malpractice, you are entitled to compensation for all of your financial and non-financial losses. Financial losses include not only medical bills, but also loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, prescription costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Non-financial losses resulting from medical malpractice may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of society, support, companionship and consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Q: Is it expensive to pursue a claim for medical malpractice?
When we represent you in your medical malpractice claim, we will not ask you for any money up front, and we will not charge you any fees or costs unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf. We cover all of the expenses involved in pursuing your claim, so it costs you nothing out-of-pocket to hire Mr. Raposo and Mr. Lukacs to represent you. If we win your case, our costs and fees will be deducted from your settlement or verdict.
Q: Is my initial consultation free?
Yes. At Raposo & Lukacs, your initial consultation is completely free and confidential. We will schedule a time for you to meet with Mr. Raposo or Mr. Lukacs in person as soon as possible. If it appears that you have a case, it will be up to you decide whether to retain our services.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation at Raposo & Lukacs
If you believe that you or your child may be a victim of medical malpractice, we want to hear from you. To schedule your free initial consultation with Mr. Raposo or Mr. Lukacs, please call (305) 567-0777 or inquire online today.